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Fremont, CA
Travel Guide

Fremont Central Park featuring a garden and a lake or waterhole

Nature reserves and hilltop lookouts, historic architecture and a lively arts scene make this an interesting destination in the southeast of San Francisco Bay. 

Picturesque Fremont combines a long history with outdoor recreation and a thriving arts scene. The city sits on the southeast banks of San Francisco Bay. Since its foundation in the late 18th century, Fremont has been a culturally diverse city and visitors can often hear locals conversing in many different languages.

Glimpse into Fremont’s early history at Mission San Jose. Founded in 1797, it is home to one of California’s oldest-surviving monasteries. See displays of colonial-era artifacts and look for the graves of notable Spanish settlers in the mission’s cemetery. Learn about Californian lifestyle in the 1840s at the Fremont Museum of Local History. Watch demonstrations of Victorian-era farming activities at the Ardenwood Historic Farm, a working farm established in the 19th century.

Visit Fremont Central Park, home to sports fields, a children’s playground and the breathtaking Lake Elizabeth. Relax with your family at the designated picnic areas, rent a paddle boat to explore the lake or follow a walking trail. The waterslides and pools at nearby Aqua Adventure Water Park are ideal for a day of family entertainment.

If you are feeling energetic then walk or bike the 12-mile (19-kilometer) long Alameda Creek Trail. The sign-posted track winds along the banks of Alameda Creek, from Fremont’s east hills to San Francisco Bay. Go to Mission Peak for more challenging hikes, paragliding tours and to enjoy views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Don’t miss the chance to visit the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Walk along nature trails to viewpoints. Bring a pair of binoculars to spot some of the more than 200 bird species.

Fremont’s multicultural population is showcased in its cultural events and culinary scene. Find Afghani, Indian and Japanese restaurants, among others. Browse the stalls of over 700 food, drink and artisan vendors during August’s Fremont Festival of the Arts.

Fremont is within easy reach of Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco’s international airports. Inner-city public transport is limited so it is worth renting a car to get around. Enjoy the natural beauty of the San Francisco Bay onboard the Niles Canyon Railway, which runs between Fremont and Sunol.

Where to stay in Fremont

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Fremont / Silicon Valley
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Fremont / Silicon Valley
2.5 out of 5
46200 Landing Pkwy, Fremont, CA
The price is $100 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 26
Located in the heart of Fremont, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Tesla Motors and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Northwestern Polytechnic University. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan ...
4/5Very Good! (961 reviews)
"No onsite Security Services."

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Fremont / Silicon Valley
Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley
Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley
3.5 out of 5
46100 Landing Pkwy, Fremont, CA
The price is $109 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 26
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Tesla Motors and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Northwestern Polytechnic University. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan ...
4.3/5Excellent! (931 reviews)
"Nice rooms with very nice desk setup for work. Nice gym, pool is not practical for a real lap swimmer."

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2021

Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley
Hyatt Place Fremont/Silicon Valley
Hyatt Place Fremont/Silicon Valley
3 out of 5
3101 W Warren Ave, Fremont, CA
The price is $110 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 26
Situated near the bay, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Northwestern Polytechnic University and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Tesla Motors. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (966 reviews)
"Room was clean and spacious. No loud noise. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Great room for the price."

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Hyatt Place Fremont/Silicon Valley
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Bright 3br/2.5ba Peaceful Home SF Bayarea
Bright 3br/2.5ba Peaceful Home SF Bayarea
Fremont, CA
Situated in Fremont, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Aqua Adventure Water Park, Lake Elizabeth, and Fremont Central Park. Pacific Commons and Fremont ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Peaceful work trip
"I had a wonderful experience at this property. I have been coming into the Bay are monthly for work for several years now. This was my first time staying at this specific property. I have stayed at dozens of other properties in the area. This host was very direct and great at communication and made ..."

Reviewed on May 31, 2021

Bright 3br/2.5ba Peaceful Home SF Bayarea
Bayarea Cozy Getaway House
Bayarea Cozy Getaway House
Fremont, CA
Situated in Fremont, this vacation home is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Pacific Commons and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Tesla Motors. Aqua Adventure Water Park and Lake Elizabeth ...
Bayarea Cozy Getaway House
Lovely 2B1B condo in the heart of Fremont
Lovely 2B1B condo in the heart of Fremont
Fremont, CA
Situated in Fremont, this condo building is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Alameda Creek Regional Trail and within 3 mi (5 km) of Fremont Hub Shopping Center and Washington ...
Lovely 2B1B condo in the heart of Fremont
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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